Partnerships

A Navy Nurse’s Reflections on Pacific Partnership 2018

By Lt. j.g. Natalie Spritzer Lt. j.g. Spritzer is a Staff Nurse on an Inpatient Cardiac Care Unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego. She has served as a Staff Nurse aboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018.  Lt j.g. Spritzer is also board certified in Pediatric Nursing. Selfies are sometimes considered vain or whimsical. Still, they …

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Global Health Engagement in action: Trinidad and Tobago

By Lt. David Cruz, NEPMU 5 Lt. David Cruz is a United States Navy Environmental Health Officer with Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 5 and an Associate in the Global Health Specialist Program. Each year, U.S. Navy personnel deploy to Partner Nations (PNs) in the Caribbean including Central and South America as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) to strengthen …

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Five Navy Medicine Moments in October 2018 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our …

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor prepares Hospital Corpsmen for combat trauma

By Douglas H. Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs For many hospital corpsmen, working in a war zone setting is a deployment reality. Real-world experience helps train them to work in these challenging trauma environments. Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrius A. Cooley was one of eight instructors teaching and supervising 15 corpsmen from mid-April to June 1, …

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A surgical point of view: Global Health Engagement during Pacific Partnership 2018

By Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin Editor’s note: Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin is a Hand/Microvascular, Burn and Trauma Surgeon stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and currently aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). She has deployed twice (Fallujah, Iraq 2006/07; Afghanistan 2011/12) where she garnered extensive wartime trauma experience. USNS Mercy departed from San Diego in February …

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